The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

有罪证据有问题宁可不追究, 中央司改办和中央政法机关相关负责人就司法体制改革答记者问 (Leaders of Central Group on Judicial System Reforms and Central Politics and Law Organs: it’s not advisable to pursue problematic criminal evidence)
Legal Daily, September 22, 2015

中国公安部:所有刑事案件讯问过程将录音录像 (Ministry of Public Security: All interrogation procedures in criminal cases will be recorded on audio and video)
Radio Free Asia, September 22, 2015

Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Told Wife Not to Meet with Deputy Secretary of State
China Change, September 23, 2015

Meet the press: China gives a little ground to foreign media –for now
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Labour activist Zhu Xiaomei in action
YouTube, September 21, 2015

Public opposition said to delay upgrading of train line in capital
Caixin, September 22, 2015

Rights activists greet China's leader on first U.S. visit
Al Jazeera, September 22, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

最高法发布完善人民法院司法责任制意见, 七种情形法官承担违法审判责任 (SPC issues opinion on perfecting people's courts’ judicial responsibility: there are 7 situations in which judges shall be responsible for unlawful decisions)
Legal Daily, September 22, 2015

最高人民法院关于完善人民法院司法责任制的若干意见 (Opinion by SPC on improving people’s courts’ judicial responsibility)
Legal Daily, September 22, 2015

Political advisor in Guangdong “detained for graft”
Caixin, September 22, 2015

Premier orders thorough investigation of Tianjin blasts
Xinhua, September 22, 2015

”There is no “Houses of Cards”: Chinese president rejects for first time claims his anti-graft crackdown is a power struggle
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google is returning to China? It never really left
The Guardian, September 21, 2015

Apple China apps hacked
Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2015

Hacking sanctions threat hangs over Xi’s U.S. visit
China Digital Times, September 22, 2015

Xi Jinping in Seattle to meet with CEOs of Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants
The Telegraph, September 22, 2015

CloudFlare raises $110M from Baidu, Google Capital, Microsoft, and Qualcomm
VentureBeat, September 22, 2015

Dark Cloud: Why CloudFlare's Deal with Baidu Could Haunt US Tech Companies
VICE, September 15, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Yellow umbrellas to return to Admiralty on first anniversary of pro-democracy protests
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2015

Joshua Wong, Benny Tai and Martin Lee to attend pro-democracy NGO event in U.S.
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2015

李柱铭黄之锋在美未获白宫官员会面 (Martin Lee and Joshua Wong could not obtain meetings with White House officials)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 23, 2015

As Xi meets Obama, will anyone remember Hong Kong “Occupy” protest?
Christian Science Monitor, September 22, 2015

有佔領參與者修好雨傘保存 也有義載司機加入政黨 (Some “Occupy” participants repaired and kept umbrellas, some volunteer drivers joined political parties)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 23, 2015

朱耀明:若政府多行不義社會炸彈將爆 (One of the “Occupy” trio Chu Yiu-ming: If government continuously tramples on justice, society will explode)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 23, 2015

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China detains U.S. woman over national security
The Hindu, September 23, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

海外观察:8000名留美学生被开除 谁该反省? (Overseas Observer: 8,000 Chinese students expelled from U.S. schools in 2014—who needs to take a long hard look at themselves?)
People Online, September 22, 2015

What China’s Xi Jinping thinks about freedom
The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2015

Can the U.S. & China make peace in cyberspace?
China File, September 22, 2015

Osborne “must raise human rights abuse” on visit to volatile Chinese region
The Guardian, September 22, 2015